Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweet Gourd Shrimp


 Sweet Gourd Shrimp
The native name of sweet gourd is ‘Misty Kumra’. It is squash like fruit. You can take the whole fresh green fruit with the outside layer.

Green Sweet Gourd 1 medium or ½ kg
Shrimp medium size 6-8
Vegetable oil 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder ½ tea spoon
Red chili powder ½ tea spoon
Cumin seed paste ½ tea spoon
Ginger paste ½ tea spoon
Garlic paste ½ tea spoon
Onion paste ½ tea spoon    
Salt as required

Cooking Method:
Take shrimps with half peel on and properly washed. Cut sweet gourd into small pieces after wash with water, take off the inside seed area. Put pan on heat add oil and then add gradually onion, garlic, ginger, cumin stir thoroughly. Add shrimp, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt stir continuously. Pour 2 cups of water and let it boiled. Add sliced sweet gourd into boiled water and keep high heat for 20 minutes. Mix gently, put cover on and keep another 5 minutes on low heat. Test with a spoon through pressing on a piece of gourd, if it smashed instantly then remove from heat. Very little water will remain. Serve with plain rice. 4-6 servings.

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